Miami is for (Art) Lovers
In this Florida city, a new crop of ultra-luxury homes are being designed specifically for collectors
10 Venetian Way, Penthouse 3
When real estate doyenne Louise Sunshine combined two penthouses at the Grand Venetian into a 6,400-square-foot uber-penthouse—now listed with Coldwell Banker’s The Jills for $11.75 million—she configured the space with her enviable art collection in mind. “The penthouse is bracketed by two great rooms with 22-foot-high ceilings and an art gallery that is 30 feet long, so I have incredible wall space and ceiling heights, which you do not find in most residences,” boasts Sunshine, who hedges when asked if she has any favorite works. “I think my favorites are the Calum Innes, Ian Davenport, Jacques Lipschitz and Juan Jovenes pieces, but Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall—how can you say they’re not your favorite?” The penthouse gets bonus points for having a pneumatic elevator, so art handlers don’t have to lug large paintings up the glass-and-steel floating staircase.